Registration is currently at capacity. If you cannot register for the event and are added to the waitlist, the plenary sessions will be streamed on the Maricopa County Association of Governments (MAG) YouTube channel and the recording will be available after the event, along with the report.
Regional Homelessness Capstone Event
Since last fall, we have been building the infrastructure needed to address the increasing rates of homelessness. Regional strategies have been identified on the basis of extensive outreach and research. The purpose of the event is to begin creating the implementation plan to put the regional homelessness strategies into action. Come help us build bridges across diverse sectors to mobilize a multi-disciplinary response to homelessness. As we pivot now to action, we need your perspective as we identify the key partners, funding sources, and timeline for implementing the strategies.
The number of people experiencing homelessness in our region has increased for the past four years. While this is a concerning trend nationwide, homelessness is growing at a faster pace here than anywhere else. In 2020, Arizona had the largest percentage increase in homelessness in the entire country. Our elected and community leaders are committed to strengthening the regional response to reduce the number of people experiencing homelessness and to ensuring that all communities are strong, safe and healthy. We need nimble and strategic action. We need your help to move the region forward in a coordinated, effective way.
This event is the culmination of a series of outreach forums designed to gather input from stakeholders in various sectors. This forum on June 10 is co-hosted by a number of partners in diverse fields such as business, housing, faith, and the nonprofit community. The outreach forum series has been developed by the Maricopa Association of Governments and the Regional Collaborative on Homelessness. The partners of the Collaborative include the Arizona Housing Coalition, Arizona State University (ASU) Action Nexus, Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), Maricopa County Human Services Department, Valley of the Sun United Way, and Vitalyst Health Foundation. Arizona Town Hall is sharing its expertise in facilitation, recording, and reporting for this forum.
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materials to be posted, including the agenda.
Attend through ZOOM online conferencing.
Regional Homelessness Capstone Event Agenda.pdf
Regional Homelessness Strategies Portfolio Draft
Regional Homelessness Strategies Portfolio Executive Summary Draft
Phoenix Community Alliance Glossary of Terms
Defining Homelessness FAQ
Effective Siting Strategies Report
DTPHX - Facts About Homelessness in Phoenix
Maricopa Racial Equity Plan Summary Plan (Feb. 2021)
Housing - Tactics
Temporary Housing Solutions - Tactics
Services - Tactics
Coordination - Tactics
Homelessness Diversion and Prevention - Tactics
Housing and Shelter Definitions
Housing and Homelessness Infographic
Municipal Expenditures Study Summary (June 2021)
Siting Report Summary (April 2021)
Breakout Sessions by Strategy Category Description
||Pathways to housing that include affordable housing, landlord engagement, and coordinating funding sources to increase flexibility and accessibility of funds to support housing access
|Temporary housing solutions
||Strengthening the regional system of local shelters, including bridge housing
||Expanding employment services and enhancing the coordinated entry system
||Addressing racial inequities, integrating the perspectives of people with lived experience, and building relationships with other systems such as substance use and mental health services
|Diversion and prevention
Coordinating efforts that help people attain and maintain housing security
Special Thanks to Program Hosts